Flowers of Freethought (Second Series)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

The Freethinker, founded in 1881 was one of the first secular humanist magazines, and also one of the oldest surviving one, moving online only in 2014. It was founded by G. W. Foote, who was its chief editor for 34 years and stated the magazine's purpose as
The Freethinker is an anti-Christian organ, and must therefore be chiefly aggressive. It will wage relentless war against superstition in general, and against Christian superstition in particular. It will do its best to employ the resources of Science, Scholarship, Philosophy and Ethics against the claims of the Bible as a Divine Revelation; and it will not scruple to employ for the same purpose any weapons of ridicule or sarcasm that may be borrowed from the armoury of Common Sense.
Flowers of Freethought is a collection of Foote's articles for the Freethinker; this second series contains 55 of them. (Summary by Ava) (12 hr 13 min)


Preface 4:01 Read by Availle
Luscious Piety 10:38 Read by Tommy Hersant
The Jewish Sabbath 15:18 Read by Colleen McMahon
Professor Stokes on Immortality 16:41 Read by Colleen McMahon
Paul Bert 15:49 Read by Gracicah
Bradlaugh's Ghost 9:04 Read by donovandrowse
Christ and Brotherhood 22:06 Read by Jennifer Fournier
The Sons of God 6:58 Read by Scarbo
Melchizedek 8:19 Read by Raistlin
S'w'elp me God 7:50 Read by Lisa Reichert
Infidel Homes 27:40 Read by Jennifer Fournier
Are Atheists Cruel? 9:07 Read by lmcnatt
Are Atheists Wicked? 10:52 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Rain Doctors 8:09 Read by drwebber
Pious Puerilities 8:36 Read by weezer
''Thus Saith the Lord'' 7:09 Read by Bensusen
Believe or Be Damned 9:07 Read by Nihal Anabel
Christian Charity 6:30 Read by Bensusen
Religion and Money 8:49 Read by Algy Pug
Clotted Bosh 10:08 Read by Peter Yearsley
Lord Bacon on Atheism 23:16 Read by Availle
Christianity and Slavery 31:25 Read by Algy Pug
Christ up to Date 20:04 Read by weezer
Secularism and Christianity 16:18 Read by Availle
Altar and Throne 8:07 Read by Tasha Hobbs Peterson
Martin Luther 8:48 Read by weezer
The Praise of Folly 32:07 Read by Tommy Hersant
Happy in Hell 13:06 Read by Tommy Hersant
The Act of God 6:35 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Keir Hardy on Christ 10:08 Read by Alix Grace
Blessed be ye Poor 10:23 Read by Availle
Converted Infidels 12:38 Read by Tommy Hersant
Mrs. Booth's Ghost 8:21 Read by weezer
Talmage on the Bible 11:06 Read by weezer
Mrs. Besant on Death and After 29:41 Read by Tommy Hersant
The Poets and Liberal Theology 17:10 Read by Chris Pyle
Christianity and Labor 7:25 Read by Algy Pug
An Easter Egg for Christians 13:25 Read by Algy Pug
Duelling 8:41 Read by Algy Pug
Down Among the Dead Men 7:52 Read by Algy Pug
Smirching a Hero 17:46 Read by Availle
Kit Marlowe and Jesus Christ 9:05 Read by Alan Mapstone
Jehovah the Ripper 11:06 Read by Tommy Hersant
The Parson's Living Wage 14:03 Read by Tommy Hersant
Did Bradlaugh Backslide? 12:00 Read by weezer
Frederic Harrison on Atheism 9:08 Read by adamhope
Save the Bible! 9:24 Read by Algy Pug
Forgive and Forget 8:16 Read by weezer
The Star of Bethlehem 7:55 Read by lkellyr
The Great Ghosts 8:50 Read by weezer
Atheism and the French Revolution 10:11 Read by Nicole Gee
Pigottism 9:19 Read by Tasha Hobbs Peterson
Jesus at the Derby 8:34 Read by weezer
Atheist Murderers 13:40 Read by Peter Yearsley
A Religion for Eunuchs 19:28 Read by Tommy Hersant
Rose-Water Religion 45:39 Read by Tommy Hersant